How to reset a Bosch Dishwasher

There are many reasons why your dishwasher might need a reset, from a simple issue with a dirty door lock to a bad button push. Most dishwashers have a way to be reset by pressing the appropriate buttons. If your dishwasher still doesn’t start, you may need to reboot the entire system by turning off power to the appliance at the house circuit breaker or fuse box.

Bosch Dishwasher reset

For models that have a clock display

Total Time: 1 minute

  1. Hold the combination Start/Reset button until the clock display changes to 0:00

  2. Close the door of these models and wait until the clock reads 0:01 before pressing the On-Off button

    The dishwasher is now reset.

Bosch dishwasher reset procedure
Bosch dishwasher reset procedure

Not all Bosch dishwashers require you to use the same cancel or reset buttons — refer to your specific model’s owner’s manual to determine which buttons cancel the cycle, effectively resetting it for use.

Try pressing the “Start/Reset” buttons to reset the dishwasher and wait 2 minutes. If the problem persists, reset (reboot) the dishwasher by turning off power to the unit at the house circuit breaker/fuse box for 30 seconds. Restore power and the dishwasher should begin to function normally.